Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

jesus - and i sincerely apologise cursing - *beep* christ this is so flippin GOOOOD! when brandon was done with the tat and diya saw the moon i felt everything she felt in that moment - brandon created the perfect tat that said everything about her and him.

handsdown one of your best chapters - thanks for the beautiful beautiful read and the line at the end!

"Brandon, I love you.  And you love me.  What more is there to say?” 

Exactly. Let's do IT brandon! hahahahaha!







Author's Response:

LOL!!!  I'm so done.  Thanks for the FANTASTIC review, Yuukiyanagi, and the belly laugh to boot!!!

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Date: March 08 2016 08:56 am

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Seems the ink and sex is about to happen with them all at once. 

Author's Response:

So it seems...

Thanks flikchick!

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Date: March 07 2016 04:14 am

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Please update. I really need my fix. Nnow that the I love you's are present I wonder when Brandon will get the honour of meeting her father....

Author's Response:

D-day is coming sooner than any of them had planned.  Stay tuned...  Update in the works.

Thanks tisha123!

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Date: March 06 2016 05:33 pm

Title: Chapter 15 - The Cause (Revised)

Back at that story and living this chapter! I am gald Brandon told Di about his past. Hope it helps strenghthen their relationship.

Author's Response:

Thanks RedHobo!  Glad you liked it.

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Date: March 06 2016 02:37 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Super sweet chapter. Now for the main event.Lol

Author's Response:

Lol.  Thanks Drea!

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Date: March 05 2016 01:53 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

I love this chapter. The imagery is a little too much though. Too many adjectives and description in one sentence. 

Author's Response:

That's definitely a matter of opinion.  As you can image, I have a different one.  Thanks lonieg.

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Date: March 05 2016 06:05 am

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

So happy to see that Brandon finally confirmed what many of us could see all along, that he does love Diya.  You can tell she is pretty much on Cloud 9 right about now.  With the events in this latest chapter, you would think she would be shouting it from the mountain tops. Unfortunately, I know she won't be doing that any time soon if daddy dear is anywhere within earshot of hearing her.  One things for sure is when the fam lays eyes on her new tat, she's going to have to start talking.

Brandon is such a mystery based on how Diya describes his expressiive eyes/glances

... 'None of his handful of glances lasted more than a second, interest and amusement coloring each, as if he’d discovered something new and fascinating about me in the last fifteen minutes and couldn’t believe he’d been foolish enough not to see it before.' ...

What was he thinking here?

As for Brandon's question, 'Should we talk about this?'.  I think they've done more than enough talking, and expressing how much they've totally fallen for each other.  It's time!!! =0)



Author's Response:

Lol!  After eighteen chapters of near slips, I have to agree.  

As you've mentioned, the tattoo is bound to spark questions.  When and how Diya answers remains to be seen.

As for what Brandon was thinking, that's a good question.  It had to do with what she asked and what he was about to do, but I never settled on an exact thought.  I guess he's a bit of mystery to me too : )

Thanks Musicluva!


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Date: March 05 2016 03:00 am

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded


Author's Response:

Thanks blueangel!!!

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Date: March 05 2016 02:04 am

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

If that there is ABSOLUTE trust in Brandon and their relationship

Author's Response:

That it is.  Thanks LetMeDream!

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Date: March 04 2016 11:31 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Oooooh, I am so in love with these two!!  My heart. Ugh!  I don't know how much more it can take! *sigh*

You weave a fantastic tale with your words, and all the subtle nuances of human nature that can be so hard to put into words.  You paint the picture, seemingly, effortlessly! This story gives me LIFE!!!!




Author's Response:

Your review gives me LIFE!!!  Thanks a million, ErisJade!!!

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Date: March 04 2016 10:04 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Goodness, Brandon and Diya are so unbelievable cute together!  I just love how they communicate, not only through words (though that aspect does need some workJ), but mostly through their actions.  I know Brandon is still not secure in the knowledge that he really, truly deserves Diya’s love, the fact that she is continually showering him with the same at some point will register, and he will have to accept it.


Can’t wait for the next update!  I see this relationship progressing in a new, steamy direction J or maybe that’s just the perv. in me lol.

Author's Response:

Lol!  Perv or not, you're right on the money ; )  

Diya asking Brandon to choose her tattoo and it's location went a long way at convincing Brandon of Diya's devotion, if not his deservingness.  But you know there's always something or someone waiting in the wings to create confusion and doubt.  Who and/or what we'll soon see.  Thanks Amiefuzzy!!!

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Date: March 04 2016 05:10 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Girl... I'm a punk when it comes to tattoos, scared ain't the word to describe it I'm petrified. When you trust someone with your heart and your body, that's true love. I know that Diya and Brandon will make it because he has already " Branded Her ". Clever play on the title of this chapter. Thanks for the update JJ.

Author's Response:

You're welcome, jacqua43. Thank YOU for rating and commenting, my dear : )  

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Date: March 04 2016 05:09 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Thanks for the update! I can't believe Diya let Brandon choose the place and the location for the tattoo but it's fitting of their relatinship and how much she trusts and loves him that she did let him have the entire decision in his hands. 

Looking forward to reading more soon!

Author's Response:

I agree.  Thanks AnnieNathanson!  

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Date: March 04 2016 04:58 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

I am officially obsessed with this story! Absolutely beautiful!!!! 🤗🤗🤗😘😍💖💖💖

Author's Response:

Thanks Musicluva!!!

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Date: March 04 2016 03:35 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

This story sends my heart fluttering...this chapter was so magnificently beautiful in its expression of the deep and abiding love that is developing between Brandon and Diya...it doesn't take consummation in the physical to show romantic love as you write it with intimate gestures and words between these characters...Diya trusting her body to Brandon in giving her a tattoo spoke volumes of her love for him...he finally is accepting it, which will be needed for the days ahead...Brandon choosing the moon in the place he did for Diya spoke volumes to how much he understands and truly loves her...it was awesome to read him finally acknowledge his love and commitment to Diya...btw I love tattoos when the art is beautfully done so I don't see Diya as marring her body...maybe that's because I have tattoos myself and I love them...for me they are an expression of self as the tattoo for Diya does the same...I am just so fangirling over here because you never, ever cease to amaze me with your writing...I just can't find the words to express how truly gifted I find you to be as a writer...now I still would love to read some passion between this beautiful couple because Brandon finally claiming Diya as his has got to be so intense...can't wait so I hope I am not deprived of that joy at some point (maybe soon you'll gift us!)...you are so gifted, talented and amazing Ms Jax to give the feels you do through your works...be blessed...I give you 10,000 stars for this one!

Author's Response:

Oh jahchannah, your reviews always make my heart so happy : )  

Though I don't have any tattoos of my own, I love the look of them and hearing the stories behind them.  I've always wanted one but, like Diya, could never figure out what to get.  Maybe someday it'll come to me.

I'm thrilled you enjoyed the chapter and Brandon's and Diya's demonstrations of love.  Like you said, faith in that love is what these two are going to need if they hope to survive the trials ahead.  But before we get to all that, love expressed must now be made ; )  

Thank you SO much for your kind words, insight, and continued support, jahchannah!  I am truly grateful for you and it.



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Date: March 04 2016 03:21 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Are Diya and Brandon about to do the do?  She marred her body but won't tell her parents about whom she loves? In the words of Teddy Riley, Dumb, dumb ,ditty!  Joelle Jax you made my Friday!!

Author's Response:

It looks that way...  Thanks pmgayles!

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Date: March 04 2016 02:29 pm

Title: Chapter 18 - [Bran]ded

Love the update this chapter show so much more basic love 

Author's Response:

Thanks PurpleLover23!

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Date: March 04 2016 12:54 pm

Title: Chapter 1 - First Date Redux

I can't believe she wants a tattoo.  She better get it on her inner thigh so her parents won't see it.  They will blame Brandon. He doesn't need that obstacles.  

Author's Response:

That's great advice. Let's see if she heeds it.  Thanks VeMo! 

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Date: March 01 2016 01:00 am

Title: Chapter 17 - Undone

Great update!!

Author's Response:

Thanks jacqua43!

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Date: February 24 2016 06:24 pm

Title: Chapter 17 - Undone

Hmmm, in reading between the lines, and how enamoured Diya is in her feelings for Brandon, I feel like she's really saying that she's ready to take their relationship to the next level when she says, "...My first time behind the needle ...and I want you behind it". 😍

Author's Response:

Diya's "I'm ready for my first time under the needle" was literal, but there is DEFINITELY a figurative truth behind it.  She's ready to take their relationship to the next level.  Question is, does Brandon feel the same?

We'll soon find out...  Thanks Musicluva!

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Date: February 22 2016 12:31 am

Title: Chapter 17 - Undone

god. i'm a perv. when diya said she was ready i thought for sure she meant sex, LOOOL! anyhow these two are so freakin sweeeet and i LOVE Brandon's crew - they are awesome! thank you for the double update - feel so spoiled!

Author's Response:

YW : )  Lol @ your self-professed pervy-ness!  You're not alone in your assumption about the meaning of Diya's "I'm ready."  Though sex wasn't what she meant, there's every chance that that's where things are heading.  Stay tuned to find out if and how...and thanks a million for reading and reviewing!  I sooo appreciate it.

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Date: February 17 2016 11:43 am

Title: Chapter 17 - Undone

Jesus this story is so freaking good. 👍🏾

Author's Response:

Thanks M3l4n1_C4rt3r!!!  So glad you're enjoying Diya and Brandon's tale.

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Date: February 16 2016 05:58 am

Title: Chapter 17 - Undone

Sounds like they could possibly get that 'quality' time I'm looking for! a86;a039;😉😏

Yeah, it's about that time. Can't wait for the update. (Oh yes, and thanks for giving us two) 😄

Author's Response:

YW : )  Thanks Musicluva!

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Date: February 15 2016 08:12 pm

Title: Chapter 16 - Beware the Prowlers

LOL! Diya and Chandi are a mess!  I was trippin' through out their whole scene. Glad one of the De la Roy's have met Brandon, though it could have been under better circumstances. However, now that I  think about it, there couldn't have been a better way for him to meet 'f$@k yo' plan Chan' (LOL!).

 I hope Diya and Brandon can withstand what her family brings.  I'm sure it would be easier if they were both more sure of themselves as far as where they stand in the relationship.  In Diya's case, how Brandon truly feels about her.  In Brandon's case, his feelings about himself, his past, and if he deserves Diya's love.  They'll both need to believe in themselves and one another to make it.  I would love it if Diya and Brandon could have one drama-free moment where they're just enjoying each other.  Seems they have soooo many obstacles:  family, schedules, friends (past and present).  When do they ever get a chance to really enjoy each other?

Hillariuos update! 😅


Author's Response:

You, Diya, and I agree:  A headlock was the perfect intro to FYP Chan (lol at her expense).  It did set Branny back a bit, but I'm sure our girl will find a way to help him get over that : )

Our beleaguered couple WILL get a much needed, drama-free moment or two in the next couple chapters.  After that, I make no promises.

Thanks for reading and the awesome review, Musicluva!!!  I'm super happy to know you enjoyed it.

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Date: February 15 2016 05:10 pm

Title: Chapter 17 - Undone

Oh Diya, do ya really think your sister is going to keep her mouth shut?

Then you’re fresh the fuck outta luck, because Brandon said he ain’t—and I quote—‘puttin’ shit on you or in you.’”

This made me laugh sooo hard.

Author's Response:

Teehee.  Thanks BellaChica!

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Date: February 15 2016 10:10 am

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